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  •  My eyes were opened after being shown (1+ / 0-)
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    how Life Magazine doctored a photo of Lee Harvey Oswald for its cover. Spliced his face to someone else's body holding a rifle. You can see the splice at the jaw. That is where it's most easily done, because neck widths don't match, but the jaw and chin taper, so they can be lined up. Life's cover has Oswald's face with someone else's chin and someone else's body from the jaw to the feet. Plus the shadows are wrong in the photo.

    The murder of the President, and they couldn't even be honest about it. No wonder people go wild with conspiracy theories. Our press sucks and it has for a long time.

    And for any who think Time Magazine is honest with its cover art and doesn't always have a corporate-establishment agenda, there's a bridge in Brooklyn...

    Sunday mornings are more beautiful without Meet the Press.

    by deben on Mon Dec 19, 2011 at 08:17:23 AM PST

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      Sunday mornings are more beautiful without Meet the Press.

      by deben on Mon Dec 19, 2011 at 08:39:15 AM PST

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    •  I've never seen anybody say that picture was (1+ / 0-)
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      faked.  It was a well-known picture of Oswald after he returned from Russia (not allowed in), and was shown around before LIFE used it as the cover.

      Occupy The Voting Booth - vote for candidates that represent your Occupy values.

      by mumtaznepal on Mon Dec 19, 2011 at 12:04:22 PM PST

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      •  Pesky facts!!! (1+ / 0-)
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        One "expert" testified that they were faked. and that's apparently enough to damn Time for all eternity. Marina Oswald has repeatedly testified that she took the photos in their backyard.

        History is destined to repeat, as we continue to see here at DKos.

        Mr. GENZMAN. Based on your findings, what is your conclusion about the backyard photographs?
        Mr. WHITE. Well, just as Oswald said, I think they are fakes.
        Mr. GENZMAN. Do you regard these fakes as sophisticated or crude?
        Mr. WHITE. They are extremely sophisticated, although they are not so sophisticated that the fakery cannot be detected.
        I deal in the graphic arts area all the time in my job. We frequently deal with photographers, commercial artists, people who do this sort of work. If we were to undertake to fabricate a photograph like either of these, we would go to an expert to do it. We would get somebody who was an expert photographer, an expert artist, or a commercial art studio, because it is obvious that to fabricate the head onto the body and then the body onto the background, several sophisticated techniques must be used, including a matting process. Matting, for the people who don't know about graphics, involves the use of masks and a pin-register system so that you can exactly superimpose something onto a background without the superimposure being noticeable. What you do is take the figure that you are going to superimpose on the background, and you cut a mask around this figure. You make a positive and a negative of this, using one of them to outline the figure and the other to knock out of the background the area in which you want to print the figure. It is a very sophisticated procedure. It is not something that the average person could do. These were not made, in my opinion, by somebody with just a pair of scissors and some paste.
        Mr. GENZMAN. Do you have an opinion as to whether Oswald hypothetically could have made these fakes?
        Mr. WHITE. Even though he said to Will Fritz that he knew something about photography and could demonstrate how these photos were made. I don't think he could have acquired the expertise to fabricate them in the few months he worked at Jaggars Chiles-Stovall in Dallas.
        Mr. GENZMAN. Why do you think these fakes were made?
        Mr. WHITE. It is fairly obvious after the fact that they were made to implicate Oswald in the alleged assassination by tying him to the assassination weapon.

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